Top 10 Things to Do in Wembley Park- London’s newest creative district.
The name Wembley may make you think football glory and rock legends, but there’s oodles more to do in London’s north westerly corner.
Surrounding this world-famous landmark lies the 85 redeveloped acres of Wembley Park, a vibrant district just a 12-minutes from Central London. So if you’re tired of the West End, but definitely not tired of life, hop on over to Wembley Park and experience London’s newest creative district!
Bag a bargain
Hiding in plain sight, the London Designer Outlet (LDO) in Wembley Park is a shoppers’ paradise.
Nestled under one roof, big-name brands such as Nike, Adidas, Lindt, GAP, Guess, Kurt Geiger, Hamleys and The North Face offer year-round savings of up to 70% – and during sale season you can save up to 85% RRP. LDO is also home to the UK’s very first Haribo outlet – a must-visit when your shopping!
And don’t worry about getting those pesky bags home. With their DropIt store-to-door service, you can get your bags delivered straight to your front door without having to lug them home yourself!
Spoil your tastebuds
Calling all foodies: Boxpark Wembley is THE place to visit if you want mouth-watering food and endless entertainment.
Home to over 20 street food vendors, Boxpark has an incredible selection of delicious food from all over the world – and their social seating concept means everyone can get the food they love! They boast some pretty big names like award-winning Cut + Grind, Indian food specialist Koolcha courtesy of a Michelin Star chef, and queue-generating Zia Lucia, with their unusual (but delicious) vegetable charcoal black pizza base.
If you’re feeling too spoilt for choice, make sure you check out our run down the most unmissable dishes from Boxpark Wembley.
Shop for something unique
With an exciting mix of independent designer-makers, Wembley Park Market has an amazing selection of pop-up boutiques for you to pick up something super unique.
Offering the best fashion, lifestyle, wellness and food products, all the mini-brands in Wembley Park Market have sustainable and ethical, one-of-a-kind goods from Fairtrade jewellery, award-winning brownies, one-off homewares, artisan candles and even a barbershop.
Wembley Park Market is also home to North-West London’s very first zero-waste BYO-Containers emporium, allowing you to fill up old-reusable goods with essential house-hold products for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Catch a show at the theatre
Brand new for 2019, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre has opened its doors to some of the very best productions.
From 26th September to 6th October, Soul of Shaolin takes the stage for the very first time in London. With a limited run 11 years after its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Soul of Shaolin is a jaw-dropping performance of martial expertise and a heart-warming story of a mother and son’s love.
The National Theatre’s sell-out performance of War Horse will also have a limited run at the Troubadour Theatre from 18th October to 23rd November. As part of their international tour, the unforgettable theatrical event returns to London to take the stage at this super exciting new venue.
Eat, drink and be merry
One thing you have to do in Wembley Park is eat – and you won’t be short of amazing options.
With over 50 eateries in Wembley Park, there is something for every occasion. For a leisurely meal (and maybe a cocktail or two…or five), head to the LDO and choose from some familiar favourites including Wagamama, Pizza Express and Las Iguanas.
If you fancy something a little different, make sure you check out some of our independent eateries that are dotted around the neighbourhood. Don’t miss Pasta Remoli and celebrity Chef Simone Remoli’s signature dishes, including tagliatelle with red prawns and oxtail agnolotti! (You can find them on Market Square)
And be sure to check out our guide to the best happy hours in Wembley Park to make the most of your evening!
Experience the cultural scene
Once thing Wembley Park is not short of is culture and creativity – and lots of killer street art.
Around the neighbourhood, you’ll find some super instagrammable spots like Mr Doodle’s world-famous scribbles and Maser’s pop-art-esque Spanish Steps installation. There is even the interactive (and super playful) Massive Choon installation – a guilty pleasure of all selfie lovers. Make sure you head to Market Square so you can you can peer through a massive 3D boombox, or rock-out with an equally impressive guitar and amp.
Along Olympic Way you’ll also find Getty Images Gallery and their powerful (and FREE) exhibition ‘The Ages of Wembley’. From a selection of over 80 million photos – most of which have never been seen before – ‘The Ages of Wembley’ showcases Wembley’s emergence as a centre of leisure of entertainment. It’s free. It’s powerful. And it’s a do not miss if you’re in the area.
(And make sure you get there soon as ‘The Ages of Wembley’ only has a limited time left before the new exhibition comes in!)
Be among legends
With over 100 events each year, The SSE Arena, Wembley always has some huge acts putting on stellar performances. It’s also home to The Square of Fame – the UK’s answer to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Dotted around the front of the Arena are bronze plaques imprinted with the handprints of some of the Arena’s most notable performers including Madonna, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie. (Psst. A super exciting new addition is coming soon – watch this space)
And of course what’s a visit to Wembley Park without checking out that landmark arch? The world-famous home of football, music AND entertainment, a visit to Wembley Stadium is on most people’s bucket list. If you really want to be in the action, make sure you take a stadium tour and follow the footsteps of sporting giants as you feel the tension rising in the player’s dressing room, before running through the tunnel to the hallowed pitch-side turf.
Catch a movie
If you fancy doing something a little more chilled, head to the 9-screen Cineworld complex on the 4th floor of LDO.
With a jam-packed 7-day programme showing everything from new releases to Saturday morning family favourites, a visit to the Cineworld is the perfect relaxing treat for any day of the week!
They also do late-night screenings of the latest thrillers if that’s your thing.
Learn a new skill at The Yellow
A vibrant community hub in the heart of Wembley Park, The Yellow is well worth a visit if you want to learn a new skill or take a helpful workshop.
Get fit, learn a new skill or be creative with The Yellow’s daily programme of super interesting classes. Better yet, most are normally free!
Time to time, The Yellow also hosts events like Open Mic Night or Free cinema screenings which are always a great time – make sure you keep an eye on their website for what’s coming up or what classes are on.
Make a weekend of it!
Want to do it all but don’t know if you’ll have the time? Well, why not make a weekend of it and stay over!
In the heart of Wembley Park is the 4* Hilton Hotel, fully equipped with luxurious rooms, a fine-dining restaurant, bar and grill, indoor swimming, fitness centre and even a steam room and sauna.
Looking for more?
We’re just getting started! There is always tons of fun and exciting things for you to do at Wembley Park.
Trust us – there is something for everyone in London’s newest lifestyle hotspot!